Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre

Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre, Yellowknife: Hours, Address, Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre Reviews: 4.5/5

Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre

Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre
4.5
Art Museums • History Museums
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10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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Situated in the capital of the Northwest Territories, the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre (PWNHC) produces exhibitions that tell stories about the land, people, and history of the NWT. However, the PWNHC is "more than a museum". In addition to its exhibits, education, collections, and conservation programs, the PWNHC houses the NWT Archives, provides technical, logistic, and financial support to individuals and organizations involved in cultural activities and the arts, and authorizes archaeological studies in the NWT.
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Jack W
Nepean142 contributions
Great introduction to the various First Nations who make up the NWT, the land, and the creatures who are indigenous to the territory.
Written August 12, 2022
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Jane E
Chilliwack, Canada48 contributions
Lots to see here for all ages. Lots to read if you want more information or you can just enjoy the impact of stunning visual displays. I liked the way that each room had a different focus - geographical, historical, a particular way of life. The 1981 film on building the moose-hide boat that you see on display is worth watching. I also enjoyed the displays of weaving - functional into an art form.
Written July 26, 2022
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Luke S
Edmonton, Canada20 contributions
Solo
Nice building. Very educational. Spent about two hours learning all about the history of the region. Impressive displays and large collection of artifacts.
Written July 14, 2022
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Theo M
Ottawa, Canada11 contributions
Documents the life and experiences of the locals with many stories, photos, videos and artifacts. Displays include that of the animals that lived, and live in the area, history of the RCMP and the locals that had key roles as Special Constables, and much more. A worth-while visit!

Free, but bring a donation!
Written July 9, 2022
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Butlerdunn
Camrose91 contributions
Couples
This museum was definitely worth the time. Free admission. We gave $5 each for donation. Spent 1.5 hours going through exhibits. Very educational.
Written June 23, 2022
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Gerdi
North Vancouver, Canada62 contributions
This is an impressive centre. There is so much to see and learn about. I spent 3 hrs there and I don't think it was long enough. Lot's of kids stuff if you're bringing the family. Tons of impressive taxidermy. I had never seen a muskox before until I saw that giant dead stuffed one! Wow! An abundance of cultural artifacts and fossils! Make sure to make a cash donation! This place exceeded my expectations!
Written April 10, 2022
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Oakville89
Grimsby, Canada222 contributions
Couples
A great little museum (1-2 hours) with free admission (optional donation). Provides history and context for NWT. Great kids play area with Tipi, Log Cabin etc. The restaurant is great, but presently closed (open post Covid?). 2 minutes from Legislature buliding, visit both.
Written April 6, 2022
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M Johnson
Calgary, Canada6 contributions
No admission fee and do accept donation. Great exhibits of NT history and Inuit people. You can easily spend 2 to 3 hours touring the Museum, Museum opens only from Wednesday to Sunday during COVID-19 time.

I would recommend this Museum!
Written October 29, 2020
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Alexis
Canada48 contributions
Solo
This was a great museum. I spent a few hours going through all of the exhibits and also ate brunch on the weekend here. The food is great (and not too expensive) and entry to the museum is free. The exhibits span quite a broad range from police to art to animals to Inuit culture and history, and more. I really enjoyed it and would definitely recommend visiting while you are in Yellowknife.
Written March 30, 2020
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David Brown
4 contributions
The museum was very interesting. My wife and I wondered around here for about 2 hours. Normally I do not visit museums in new towns as I expect them to be too boring but this one was worth the while. In addition, the cafe was very comfortable, the food was good and a reasonable price.
Written March 28, 2020
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Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre is open:
  • Thu - Thu 10:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
  • Fri - Wed 10:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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